Partners

Cheshire Young Carers relies on the support of the local community and local business to help us fund the essential services we provide to support young carers across Cheshire. Therefore we really value working in partnership with local organisations across Cheshire.

Partners

Partnerships at Cheshire Young Carers

Cheshire Young Carers has a strategy to identify and build relationships with partners across sectors to improve outcomes for young carers. It is also important that Cheshire Young Carers work with partners at a strategic level to influence policy.

There are a number of ways you can help change the lives of young carers across Cheshire

Donate

To support our service click on the donate button

Some individuals and local business simply make a direct donation to Cheshire Young Carers to support our work. Sometimes this is linked to specific projects or activities. Either way every penny helps provide respite support for a young carer in Cheshire.

Nominate Cheshire Young Carers as your Company Charity

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Some organisations choose Cheshire Young Carers as their nominated charity for a period of time and organise specific fundraising activities to engage their employees in team building and delivery around community engagement strategies.

Organise a work place event to raise funds or recruit volunteers

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Some organisations organise a specific event to help staff understand the challenges of young carers and to either raise funds to support our work or recruit volunteers to support specific aspects of our work.

Provide volunteers to support our activities

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Some organisations encourage employees to become volunteers and provide information about Cheshire Young Carers and the work we do with young carers across Cheshire.

Let’s hear from our partners at M&S Bank

The partnership between Cheshire Young Carers and M&S Bank has truly been mutually beneficial. A number of our employees have really got behind the service and collectively raising over £20,000. Not only do these activities raise the visibility of our ‘community’ efforts, and therefore support our mission to be a ‘Great Place to Work’; but it also provides great teambuilding opportunities for those who get involved in planning and running the events.

Some of our people take the opportunity to be more involved with Cheshire Young Carers, by becoming mentors to the young people. The mentor role provides not only great personal satisfaction, but also a real growth and development opportunity to stretch our people and develop their personal skills.

Lindsay and her team at Cheshire Young Carers have been inspirational and engaging, taking the time to come into our offices and talk to the teams who supported them.

We are delighted to continue to support Cheshire Young Carers, and are hugely supportive of the work done by this small charity.

In addition the young carers at Cheshire Young Carers have said that they value being supported by volunteers as they feel as though the support is genuine as a person is giving up their own time and that this builds stronger relationships.

“Building a relationship between Cheshire Young Carers and M&S Bank has been relatively easy challenge due to the Knowledge and support that the Cheshire Young Carers workers have provided. However, the rewards have been instrumental in employee engagement and personal development for the Ace project volunteers and myself. The fun and satisfaction we gained from our involvement makes you seriously consider what is important and enables you to gain an appreciation for the circumstances and diversity of other people and their lives.”

Jeni Underhil, Community Relations Manager

Our Partners

“ My son attends young carers and I have to say what an absolute amazing charity this is, it gives the young carers some fantastic opportunities which they may never have had experienced without the charity. Hats off to all the staff they are all welcoming and caring towards the young carers and it's them that make the charity and of course all the lovely kind donations. ”

Parent

“ Today's Trip our guests were Cheshire Young Carers our guests gave us a couple of thank you cards at the end of the trip, first time that has happened, and it was very kind of them to do that. It was an absolute pleasure to have such a lovely group of people on the boat. ”

Wirral Narrowboat Community Trust

“ Cheshire young carers are amazing. They have helped my girls through some very tough times. The staff are amazing, I class them as friends. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always at the end of a phone if needed. Thank you so much. ”

Parent

“ Joining CYC as a volunteer in May of last year has enabled me to rebuild the confidence I’d felt I had lost in supporting young people. When I started with CYC my confidence had hit rock bottom and I wasn’t sure how I’d get on but working with CYC and the young carers has given me back some of that confidence I’d lost as well as being an absolute joy to support you all with what you do so thank you. ”

Volunteer

“ A huge thank you to all the team who work so hard to arrange these events- what an amazing opportunity for the children! ”

Parent

“ Cheshire young carers do a fab job helping and supporting their young carers in their roles and also helping them to be kids again. My daughter’s confidence has grown so much since attending these sessions. From the bottom of my heart I thank Cheshire young carers and children adventure farm trust for everything you do. she has just arrived home and had an amazing time. ”

Parent

“ What a fantastic programme this Summer! Many thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to organise or contribute to it. Thank you again. ”

Parent

“ The Fly Day was SO AMAZING! cannot thank the CYC team, the pilots, police helicopter staff and support staff enough for this fantastic opportunity for all my boys. Nothing was too much trouble, everyone did so much to make them feel special, and give them such happy memories. They learnt a lot. To have an event that the whole family could share in was fab. To see my 13year old autistic son go from being too scared to fly to going up and actually flying the plane- “thank you” doesn’t even begin to cover it. ”

Parent

“ Thank you for giving Dominic this great experience, he has had an amazing time and says he didn’t want to come home!! he is still buzzing about it. Thank you for helping me in helping him to gain more independence and life skills. He loved the zip wire activity and the body boarding and was full of educational facts about the hidden garden. He wants us to all go as a family. ”

Parent

“ We have a fantastic group of Young Carers staying with us this week from around Cheshire. I've been lucky to spend a little time today with 10 year old Caitlyn who helps to look after her twin brothers, one of whom has additional needs. Caitlyn talked so positively about taking on this role, it was clear that she's a caring young girl who loves to help. Cheshire Young Carers provides fortnightly sessions for these fantastic children, a time for them to play and have fun and to meet other children who are taking on a caring role. Caitlyn told me how much she loves these sessions and how great it is to spend time with other children who are 'helpful' too. We're honoured to offer these amazing children a break away from their caring roles in a supportive, fun and safe environment here at CAFT. These children deserve to be celebrated every day of the week, but especially today - National Siblings Day today. We're in awe of these caring young children and it's an honour to spend time with them during their stay. ”

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